Expecting a hungry crowd? Do I have a recipe for you! It takes little prep time, cooks on its own, serves a large group and tastes great! This comes from a Texan friend, Audra, and is a popular fund raiser in her little town. This can be made in the oven but I like to double or triple the recipe and cook it in my 18 QT electric cooker. Plan ahead because it takes 12 - 16 hours of cooking time to cook this wonderful burrito filling!
These little tartlets are so easy to make and present beautifully on a dessert tray. Try serving them sitting on a slice of kiwi ...beautiful! The recipe makes approximately 60 tartlets, so these would be wonderful to serve at luncheons, bridal or baby showers, even large family get-togethers. From Southern Living April 2006.
These mini quiches are perfect for parties and events. Cooking time is time to cook ONE round of mini quiches in the oven. It will take more than one round to cook ALL of them. Recipe can be halved very easily
This is a nice macaroni salad which can be made a few hours in advance. The dressing doesn't get soaked into the pasta so it stays nice and moist. To save time, I cut all the veg's the night before, and refrigerate them together in a bowl so the flavours mix.
This is one of the dishes I made for a big crowd that will be partying with us on the Fourth of July. (You can cut the recipe in half or you can freeze for a latter day).I used venison but you can use lean beef. Venison is very lean. I use small cubed pieces of meat as well as ground. Gives it more texture. But its melt in your mouth cubes of meat. It really does melt in your mouth. All the different ingredients blend together to give you a nice spicy almost 5 alarm chili. I used Goya beans which are not to be rinsed. Check your cans most do need a rinse.The picture shown is one serving and topped with grated cheddard cheese, sour cream, and Salsa Verde recipe #84339.
This recipe makes 900 plus 2-inch cookies. I would only suggest using this for a very large crowd or a huge bake sale. I got the recipe from a friend a few years ago and made a couple of changes to suit my family. These can be frozen well.
When serving a large crowd, make-ahead recipes are a must to keep the stress levels down and to leave time for more enjoyable activities on the day of the big event. This spinach salad has a refreshing lemon dressing that is sure to please. This needs to be made 12 to 24 hours in advance.
This is a refreshing fruit salad with a light citrus dressing that will be a hit on any buffet or potluck menu. Simple to make, and delicious to eat-this needs to chill for at least an hour before serving. This recipe will serve 50 to 54 people.